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Turn a livestock watering tank into a backyard pool.

In a secluded corner of Joshua Tree, Calif., a livestock tank painted white, surrounded with cactuses and crowned with black string lights serves as an outdoor tub for ultrahip Airbnb “The…

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Live in an Earthship on Mars

Most people try their best to avoid residing six feet (or more) underground. But if you want to live on Mars, that might be your only option. This week, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell…

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7 ways cities can encourage better energy performance in rentals

May 15, 2018  |  By Alisa Petersen   Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing…

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Is the Golden Era for renewables around the corner?

In the past few years, there has been a lively debate about the increasing role of renewables at the expense of fossil fuels, particularly in power generation. Some say that renewables are not…

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Apple Becomes Leader in Renewable Energy

On Monday of this week, Apple announced that all of their facilities are officially powered by 100 percent clean energy. The announcement encompasses all of their retail stores, offices, data…

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Tesla Solar Roof Testimonial Cost and Installation

One of the first known Tesla Solar Roof residential customers has shed some light on the process for installing the unique energy producing glass roof tiles, and its costs… Read More

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Florida Earthship Build – Summer 2018 Workshop Images

earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete…

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Windows details to help keep buildings comfortable

Windows provide light, air and views. They also affect heating and cooling loads through several heat transfer mechanisms. When choosing windows to reduce cooling loads, the goal is to control…

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How To: Solar Greywater Recirculation Kit

A compact, powerful, and cost-effective mini power organizing module to supply enough energy to the DC recirculation pump so it can run 24/7 or manually via a switch.  To build the mini recirculation…

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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking….

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